Shell makes record £12.93bn profits
2 February 2006
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced record profits for a UK company of £12.93 billion.
The figure - which equates to almost £1.5 million an hour - was up nearly a third on last year, when it set a UK record with profits of 17.59 billion US dollars (£9.8bn).
Shell made 5.4 billion US dollars (£3.04bn) in the last quarter of its financial year, against 5.22 billion US dollars (£2.94bn) in the same period last year.